Continental Tyres Ireland has renewed its partnership as support vehicle tyre partner for Blood Bike Leinster, the east coast chapter of the nationwide Association of Blood Bikes.
Blood Bike Leinster is a registered not-for-profit Irish charity, established by local volunteers, who look after the timely delivery of blood and associated blood products, human donor breast milk, cancer medication treatments and other time-sensitive material to hospitals and medical centres across the country. Depending totally on public donations and corporate sponsorship, the service is run free of charge for the medical bodies, thanks to the legion of volunteers who give their time freely for this life-saving service. The Blood Bike Leinster team provide this valuable service to medical facilities, thus, ensuring that ambulances or Garda vehicles are not taken out of service and are kept where they are needed the most.
Fergus Lennon, Regional Coordinator of Blood Bike Leinster, said: “We are very appreciative of the partnership with the Continental Tyres Ireland team. When you spend the amount of time on the road that our volunteers do, you come to appreciate the value of premium tyres both for providing high levels of safety for our drivers and for the longevity of the tyres themselves. Our last set of tyres, they were Continental All Season Contact tyres, clocked up just over 61,000km over the space of a year before needing to be changed, for some drivers that could be three to four years of normal driving. That is exactly the kind of safe and dependable performance that our service needs”.
Tom Dennigan of Continental Tyres Ireland said: “We are only too happy to renew our support to Fergus and his team of volunteers, as they provide their life-saving service to the people of Ireland. We hope this latest set of All Season Contact tyres will provide another 60,000 plus kilometres of driving for the Blood Bike Leinster team. When you consider that our All Season Contact tyres are specially developed to provide optimum performance in both summer heat and rain and in mild winter conditions, you realise that they really are the ideal choice for our mild Irish climate”.
As support vehicle tyre partner to the service, Continental is supplying its award-winning tyres for use on the Blood Bike Leinster support vehicles, including a 4×4 model, that enables the service to continue operating during even the most arduous of weather conditions.